Of all infertility cases, approximately 40–50% is due to “male factor” infertility. There are literatures hinting at an increasing trend of male infertility however not all researchers are convinced of a decreasing sperm quality. Continue reading
Acupuncture, is an ancient Chinese system of alternate medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy, depending on the condition requiring treatment. Continue reading
Cryopreservation of eggs has remained a challenge until recently. Egg is a large cell with a high water content. The older slow freezing methods could not completely prevent the ice crystal formation which damages the cell during freezing and thawing. This has been virtually eliminated by a relatively new technique called Vitrification or ultra rapid cooling. Continue reading
A breakthrough in fertility science could lead to a huge boost in the success of IVF, scientists said today.
IVF is currently the only hope for many women to have a baby, and some 50,000 undergo the treatment every year in Britain. But despite its popularity, the procedure has a poor success rate, with 75 per cent of IVF rounds failing to produce a baby. Continue reading
A recent Danish study examining the academic performance in children conceived by assisted reproductive techniques (ART) confirmed that ART-born children are just as intelligent as their spontaneously conceived peers – not super kids, but certainly not worse off. Continue reading
Almost all human population exhibit seasonal variation in births, owing mostly to seasonal variation in the frequency of conception. Although humans have the capacity to reproduce continuously, Monsoon has always been a season of copulation in ancient literature. Continue reading